Rupert is a town located in Bennington County, of the Manchester-Bennington region of Vermont. Historians agree that the town was probably named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine, even though he had been dead nearly 80 years by the time of the Grants, because he was a national hero beloved by all Englishmen.
One of Rupert's first settlers was Reuben Harmon, a metalsmith, who was given the right to mint coins, called "Vermont coppers," for the Republic of Vermont. The coins were first struck in 1785 and continued to be minted until Vermont's admission to the United States in 1791 as the State of Vermont.
Some notable people of the area include: Frederick Buechner, writer & theologian; and Israel Smith, lawyer, politician, & fourth Governor of Vermont.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Ian Vair, local wild mushroom expert and chef, to lead this workshop. The edible wild foraging season is upon us and Golden Chanterelle mushrooms will be a focus of our 1st workshop this year. Safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process will all be discussed. Come join us for a wonderful afternoon filled with knowledge and adventure! Space is limited; advance registration is required and costs $25. For more information or to register, please call the GMALL office at (802) 867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.